IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE HUMOROUS, FRENETIC WORLD OF NONSENSICAL WORDPLAY AND TALKING HOT DOGS
Pure Pajamas" collects Marc Bell's best material from his syndicated weekly comic strip for the "Montreal Mirror "and the "Halifax Coast, "as well as a host of anthologies such as "Kramers Ergot," "Expo," "Maow Maow," and more, featuring his recurring characters Kevin, Ol' Simp, Chia-Man, Mr. Socks, and Shrimpy and Paul. Throughout "Pure Pajamas," Bell creates symbiotic relationships within his fantasy ecosystems, drawn in a rubbery big-foot style. Reminiscent of the sixties comics of R. Crumb but with a kind of bemused detachment in place of Crumb's ire, Bell addresses the big issues of what it's like to live in today's world.
Praise for "Hot Potatoe"
"Bell has a gift for incomprehensible gab, juggling a dozen language gags in complicated comic pages that, like "Ulysses", could take you twenty-four hours or a lifetime to read." --LEE HENDERSON, "Border Crossings
""[Bell's] drawings combine the beautiful flatness of the characters in Gustin paintings and the ability to create impossible environments in three dimensions that odd characters can explore and wander around." "--Vice
""Bell's comics align perfectly with pop, each form attuned to capture the blips and burbles that gurgle out from our subconscious, without question and with great and unconstrained gusto. Beep beep!" --SEAN ROGERS, "The Walrus"